‘Monster’ snake given marching orders after blocking Queensland road

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Officers stumbled across the scrub python during a night patrol.

Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny with the scrub python (Queensland Police Service)

A python so long it blocked a road has found fame thanks to Australian police.

Two officers patrolling in Queensland stumbled across the “massive” scrub python in Wujal Wujal, north of Cairns, and had to wait for it to cross the road before continuing their shift.

Measuring between five and six metres long, the snake stayed still just long enough for acting senior constable Chris Kenny to strike a pose which has since gone viral after being posted to the force’s Facebook page.

Boss, we’re going to need a bigger ladder ??? During a night patrol near Wujul Wujul officers had to wait for this scrub python to cross the road

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Sunday, December 10, 2017

“You never really know what you are going to come across in a single shift.

“Policing in the Far North is certainly no exception. During a night patrol… officers stumbled across this monster! There was no passing in the police vehicle until this scrub python was good and ready to move.

“Not fond of the police attention, the scrub python made his way quickly off the road so the officers could continue on their way.”

And it’s fair to say the internet wasn’t too keen on the sight of the snake.


While the Queensland Police Service Museum showed off a photo from decades ago of a snake found in Brisbane.

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